Queen Gallery will be closed today Saturday, December 8, 2012!

We apologize for any inconvenience! Gallery hours will resume on Tuesday, December 11.

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Fire & Renewal

Juried Group Art Exhibition
Curator: Oscar Wolfman (RIP) / Mahrokh Ahankhah

Dec 06- Dec 21, 2012
Tuesday – Wednesday – Friday 11:30 am–6:30 pm
Thursday 1:30-8:30 pm
Saturday 3:30-6:30 pm
Sunday & Monday by appointment only
Please call 416 361 6045

Opening reception:
Thursday Dec 06, 2012, 6:30-9:00 pm

Closing reception:
Friday Dec 21, 2012, 6:30-9:00 pm

Address:
Queen Gallery, 382 Queen Street East, Toronto M5A 1T1

Cost: Free

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In remembrance of Oscar Wolfman, Queen Gallery is hosting an event to follow through with another curatorial project of his. We proudly hosted his first two solo exhibitions and would like to fulfill his wish for another event, as his memory is very much alive with us. He was the curator of our creation show, which we were hoping to repeat every year.

We would like to invite you, to be part of his memorial event along with this juried group exhibition.

We are featuring some of his work as well as artwork that he too would have chosen and admired. The show will take place until 21st of December on the longest night of the year, just as he requested.

This is a tribute to Oscar, an artist that accented our lives and memories with his life and artwork.

Come join us for this three-week exhibit that starts with a group exhibition on Thursday, December 6th, and ends with our second Poetry Gallery event celebrating Yalda, the longest night of the year and winter solstice, on Friday, December 21st.

Opening remarks by Aviva Goldberg, who has been conducting scholarly research on Oscar’s artistry.  Dr. Goldberg is a professor at York University and the spiritual leader of Congregation Shir Libeynu, Toronto.

The complete list of exhibiters includes:

Oscar Wolfman (RIP)
Afsaneh Safari; Amin Nasr; Andrew Ogus; Annette Seip; Brian David Johnston; David Townsend; Firoozeh Tangestanian; Ian Alter; Khosro Berahmandi; Mahnaz Piroozfar; Maryam Hafizirad; Meetra Sofia; Melissa Eluik; Reza Ta; Sedigheh Saleki, Steve McCabe; Taraneh Azadi;

Featuring Eden Nameri which is going to tell a story in memory of Oscar. She proposes telling an adapted version of “The Soul of a Menorah,” which is taken from Eric Kimmel’s collection  Jar of Fools. It is a story about the transformation of a pitchfork into a beautiful menorah (the candelabra used during Chanukah). The story takes place in Chelm, which is a legendary Jewish village full of foolish people. Her version will also include the origin story of Chelm and a few examples of the foolish behaviour found among the village’s inhabitants.This story has a lot of humour, which is something Oscar Wolfman appreciated, but also, it is about creating light in a time of darkness (Chanukah is, after all, the festival of lights and takes place around the time of the winter solstice. As well, the people of Chelm create something beautiful out of an object that originally had little value, which seems like a fitting tribute to an amazing artist like Oscar.

On December 21st, we are also celebrating the eve of winter solstice (December 20th), Yaldä night, with a storyteller who is going to take us back in time with creation stories from Iran, and with divination by the dïvän of Häfez (fäl-e Häfez).
Any style of poetry and music in any language is welcome. If you write or perform in a language other than English, you might offer translations or an explanation in English, but you don’t have to!
We are extremely excited to announce our second feature, Ariel Balevi, a wizard of a storyteller.

Ariel Balevi is a storyteller whose repertoire derives from the literary and folklore traditions of Iran, Turkey, and Central Asia: Firdowsi’s Book of Kings (Shahnameh), Attar’s Conference of the Birds (Manteq oTayir), Nizami’s Seven Pavilions of Love (Haft Paykar), Rumi’s Masnavi as well as the Thousand and One Nights (Hezar o yek Shab). Ariel performs these stories in English, using verse or proverb from the language of origin of the story. Ariel has performed in various venues in Toronto, Washington DC, Montreal and Ottawa, sometimes with Western or traditional Persian musicians. In his performances Ariel strives to present the universality of these narratives, unfamiliar to some audiences, and in doing so bring about mutual respect and understanding among different cultures and traditions.

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Mitra Ghavamian’s Fashion Fusion

Queen Gallery presents: 

Please join us for the reception on November 23, 2012 – Time: 6:30-9:00

“Beautiful, mystical looks evoking ancient nomads and fierce warrior women, colourful and also at times feminine the MITRA show at |FAT| 2012 was a tour de force. MITRA’s runway was one of elegance and mystique.”

Glowing Doll – Toronto Fashion blogAt this event Queen Gallery will showcase Mitra Ghavamian’s long term achievements as a film costume designer and a fashion designer. Mitra Ghavamian has designed costumes for numerous theatre, TV, and film productions in Iran (1985-1994). She has also worked in Canadian theatrical productions such as The Lion King in Toronto, and American film productions such as X-Men, Resident Evil, Bulletproof Monk, and Wrong Turn. Recently, she launched a fashion line simply named MITRA. In the last four years Mitra has showcased her collections at Fashion Art Toronto, Toronto Arts and Fashion Week, and The Clothing show.
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Flying Colours

The Juried Group Exhibit

October 19, 2012 6:00 PM – November 02, 2012 9:00 PM

Tuesday – Wednesday 11:30 am–6:30 pm
Friday 1:30 pm–6:30 pm
Saturday & Sunday 3:30-6:30 pm
Monday & Thursday ClosedG

Please call 416 361 6045

Opening reception:
Friday Oct 19, 2012, 6:30 pm-9:00pm

Address: Queen Gallery, 382 Queen Street East, Toronto M5A 1T1

Cost: Free

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The last exhibit in the 2012 festival showcases the works selected for special recognition by a seven person jury composed of art critics, Julie Oakes and Marcel Jerou together with the five founding artists. The scope of the competition covers visual art, documentary and film. This year, out of 256 artists, and more than 1260 artworks, so far only 38 Artists were chosen for the exhibition.

Complete list of participated artists:
Mahsa Karimizadeh; Ali Soltani; Khosro Berahmandi; Amir Alizadeh, Soudabeh Zolfaghari; Alireza Bahrani; Elham Fatemi; Nasim Taghipour; Elaheh Moosavi Farjad; Leila Rezvani; Davood Mantegh; Arman Babayee Sedaghat; Parisa Shaa; Golnaz Moghadam; Bahman Nakhjavani; Shima Faridani; Fakhrolmolook Fayaz; Mina Hamidi; Shiva Sadegh Asadi; Mahboobeh Hosseini Moosa; Amin Nasr;

Slide Show:
Pooyan Shadpour; Mehdi Fazlollahi; Mostafa Bazri; Amir Honarmand; Hamidreza Bazargan; Abas Haji Mohamadi; Hadi Dehghanpour; Ghazaleh Ghazanfari; Mehdi Mesbahi; Amin Shafiee; Morteza Teimouri; Aytay Shakibafar; Ali Saadatmand; Amir Mahmoudian; Emad Anoushirvani; Erfan Ghiyasi; Farhad Soleimani; Farid Sani; Hoofar Haghighi; Kaveh Baghdadchi; Mehdi Vosooghi nia; Mohammad Amin Nadi; Nader Khorami rad; Saman Aghvami; Semco Salehi; Soroosh Kiayee; Soroosh Javadian

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Mystic Train

The Women Exhibit

October 05, 2012 6:00 PM – October 17, 2012 9:00 PM

Tuesday – Wednesday 11:30 am–6:30 pm
Friday 1:30 pm–6:30 pm
Saturday & Sunday 3:30-6:30 pm
Monday & Thursday ClosedG

Please call 416 361 6045

Opening reception:
Friday Oct 05, 2012, 6:30 pm-9:00pm

Address: Queen Gallery, 382 Queen Street East, Toronto M5A 1T1

Cost: Free

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This exhibition will showcase paintings, photographs, sculptures and graphic designs created by six talented women, including Montreal’s Ronak Kordestani and the award winning sculptor Mansoureh Feizi from Tehran.  These women have all been born after the 1979 revolution and their art reflects the turmoil of change, eight years of Iraq-Iran war and a quest for identity.

1. Mansooreh Feizi- (Sculpture)

2. Ronak kordestani – (painting)

3. Leila Miri – (Graphic Design)

4. Kimia Rahgozar – (Photography)

5. Adeleh Farzindar – (Sculpture)

6. Maryam Enayati – (Graphic Design)

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Painting Workshop

Instructor: Mahmoud Meraji

2d to 4th of October 2012Six weeks of Iranian Arts will organize a 3 days Painting and drawing  Workshop an internationally acclaimed master of portraiture.With 30 years of experience in working and teaching as a full time artist, award-winning Mahmoud Meraji has showcased several exhibitions in both Iran and Canada.In this workshop he will demonstrate ways of looking at yourself through the knowledge of art by altering the realistic observation influenced by your aesthetic experience within modern and contemporary eras.

The workshop is designed for up to 6 participants over the age of 18 and familiar with basic of drawing and painting. The participants need to have their own materials.

Interested people should submit 3 sample works.

Please Submit your Request and statement  via submit@sixweeks.ca

please address the subject section of the email:  Painting Design Workshop

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Ali Kamran

Ali Kamran; Graphic Artist, Photographer, theatre & movie Director was born on January 20, 1974 in Tehran. In 1997, he finished his university by achieving bachelor of science degree, and on Sep 11,2006, immigrated to Canada.

Ali Kamran has been involved in  designed industry as a graphic designer and art director since 1997. His posters for the theatrical shows brought  local and international recognitions for him. From 2006 Ali Kamran continued his art journey in Canada  and numerous  Canadian festivals, Music albums and theatre posters flourished by his style.

“Artists can color the sky red because they know it’s blue. Those of us who aren’t artists must color things the way they really are or people might think we’re stupid. so great art picks up where nature ends. “

Ali Kamran

Experience

Art Director and Graphic Artist: Book House (Khaneh Ketab)

Graphic Artist: Hamshahri Newspaper

Graphic Artist:Yellow Pages of Tehran

Art Director and Graphic Artist of The 1st theatre Festival of Eco

Art Director and Graphic Artist of International Festival of Women Painter

Graphic Designer of Katibeh Magazine

Art Director and Graphic Designer of Karnameh Monthly

Graphic Designer of Hamkaran Monthly

Graphic Designer of 21st Century Music Monthly

Art Director and Graphic Designer of Makan Publishing co.

Designer of 2 opening title for movie (RED, M.D.M.A)

Designer of 4 movies posters (RED, NOCTURNAL, AREZOO, NO-ONE TALKS TO NO-ONE)

Designer of more than 10 poster for theatre

Recognition

2007 Golden winner of “2007 GRAPHIS Poster Annual” (New York)
2007 Tehran International Poster Biennial
2006 Biennial of Typography (5th color)
2006 Image of the Year (The selection of the best Iranian pictorial art works)
2006 5th generation Graphic Designers Biennial
2005 Image of the Year (The selection of the best Iranian pictorial art works)
2004 Press Festival: Award for best magazine layout
2003 Tehran International Poster Biennial
2003 Theatre poster Biennial: Award for best theatre poster for 20 years
2001 Tehran Biennial of Graphic

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Graphic Design Workshop

Instructor: Ali Kamran

September 25, 2012 2:30-6:30 PM
September 26, 2012 2:30-6:30 PM
September 27, 2012 2:30-6:30 PM

Address:Queen Gallery, 382 Queen Street East, Toronto M5A 1T1

 

Cost: Free

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from 25th to 27th of  September 2012 , 3 days of graphic design workshop with an international award winner artist, Ali kamran.

Ali Kamran has been involved in  designed industry as a graphic designer and art director since 1997. His posters for the theatrical shows brought  local and international recognitions for him. From 2006 Ali Kamran continued his art journey in Canada  and numerous  Canadian festivals, Music albums and theatre posters flourished by his style.

The workshop is designed for up to 6 participants over the age of 18 and familiar with basic Design. For the participant it’s recommended  to have their own  laptop.

Interested people should submit 2 sample works.

Please Submit your Request and statement  via submit@sixweeks.ca

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Drawing with Words

September 23, 2012 12:00 Noon

Address:Queen Gallery, 382 Queen Street East, Toronto M5A 1T1

Cost: Free

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On September 23d, more than 8 talented and well-known poets and writers  will share their latest works with the us.

1. Siavash shabanpoor

2.Abdolreza moghadam

3.Mehrafarin Hoseini

4.eydi nemati

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Backdrop to the Future

The Master Exhibit

September 21, 2012 6:00 PM – October 03, 2012 9:00 PM
Tuesday – Wednesday – Saturday 11:30 am–6:30 pm
Friday 6:00-9:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday 3:30-6:30 pm

Monday & Thursday Closed
Please call 416 361 6045

Opening reception:

Friday Sep 21, 2012, 6:00 PM

Address:Queen Gallery, 382 Queen Street East, Toronto M5A 1T1

Cost: Free

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This exhibition showcases the work of Iranian masters of visual art who have influenced contemporary Iranian and international art and inspired and nurtured generations of younger artists. Among the masters exhibited will be the works of Mohsen Vaziri Moghadam, the father of Iranian modern art and internationally renowned painter who has been recognized in international art circles from 1958 to the present.  Ghobad Shiva, Master of Graphic Design amongst other masters will be at the festival networking events and offering on site tutorials.

Confirmed participating artists:

1. Ghobad Shiva – Graphic Design

2. Hamid Jebeli  – Photography

3. Edman Aivazian – Painting

5. Mohsen Vaziri Moghadam  - Sculpture

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Burst In The Fog

From That Cup’ Exhibit

September 21, 2012 6:00 PM – October 17, 2012 9:00 PM

Tuesday – Wednesday – Friday 11:30 am–6:30 pm
Saturday & Sunday 3:30-6:30 pm

Monday & Thursday ClosedG
Please call 416 361 6045

Opening reception:
Friday Sep 21, 2012, 6:30 pm-9:00pm

Address: Queen Gallery, 382 Queen Street East, Toronto M5A 1T1

Cost: Free

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This exhibit features the newest creations of the festival’s five founding artists in the fields of painting, sculpture, photography and graphic design as well as the creations of a guest artist selected by the founding five to be honoured for his/her contribution to art.

Confirmed participating artists:

1. Mahmoud Meraji – Painting

2. Ali Kamran – Graphic Design

3. Pooyan Tabatabaei  – Photography

4. Mehrad Meraji – Painting

5. Mohsen Vaziri Moghadam  - Painting | Sculpture

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Change to Gallery Hours

Queen Gallery is temporarily changing its hours

September 01, 2012  – September 20, 2012 we are open just by appointment.
Please call 416 361 6045

September 21, 2012  – October 17, 2012

Tuesday – Wednesday – Saturday 11:30 am–6:30 pm
Friday 6:00-9:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday 3:30-6:30 pm
Monday & Thursday Closed

Opening reception:
Friday Sep 21, 2012, 6:00 PM

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Six Weeks Of Iranian Art

Exciting & Eclectic Series of Iranian Art Exhibits, from Visual Arts to Captivating Theatre, Music & Film.

Art of The minute – Minute of The Art

The theme of the 2012 festival “Art of the Minute – Minute of the Art” was selected as a tribute to the creative process.. The Minute of the Art captures the moment in the creative process that transforms an ordinary endeavour to a timeless work of art. For every masterpiece there is a true moment of creation when the work is no longer ordinary but extraordinary and forever timeless – that is the Minute of the Art.

The life-long journey of every artist to master that creative peak, is the ‘Art of the Minute’- the devotion and hard work that artists put into every minute of a life-long journey to master a craft. Six Weeks of Iranian Art will celebrate the journey of artists as well as showcasing masterpieces.

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فراخوان آتش و نو شدن ۲۰۱۲

نمایشگاه گروهی آثار منتخب داوران

 نمایشگاه‌گردانان: اسکار ولفمن فقید / ماهرخ آهنخواه

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گالری گویین به یاد اسکار ولفمن میزبان پروژه نمایشگاه‌گردانی دیگری از اوست. مفتخریم که میزبان دو نمایشگاه نخست او بوده‌ایم و  مایلیم که خواست او را برای برنامه‌ی دیگری برآورده کنیم، زیرا که یادش نزد ما همچنان زنده است.

گالری کوئین همچنین مایل است که فرصت شرکت در این نمایشگاه را در اختیار شما هنرمندان قرار دهد. با این توضیح که آثار ارائه شده ابتدا به تأیید هیئت داوران خواهد رسید.

می‌خواهیم که تعدادی از آثار ولفمن را در کنار کارهای دیگری که او خود انتخاب برگزیده بود و می‌پسندیدشان به نمایش بگذاریم. برنامه، همانطور که او می‌خواست، در بلندترین شب سال در ماه دسامبر برگذار خواهدشد.

این برنامه ادای احترامی است به اسکار، هنرمندی که  زندگی و کار هنری‌اش روزگار ما را طرفه کرد. درنتیجه از هر طرح هنری‌ مربوطی که داشته باشید تا شب ما را رنگین‌تر کنید، استقبال می‌کنیم. همین حالا هم نقالی (منتها به زبان انگلیسی) را به برنامه اضافه کرده‌ایم و مشتاق استفاده از ایده‌های شما هم هستیم.

اگر پرسش یا پیشنهادی دارید لطفاً با ما تماس بگیرید: info@queengallery.ca

تاریکترین شب سال:

چگونه شرح دهیم؟ چگونه تاب بیاوریم؟ چگونه باز روشنایی را زنده‌ کنیم؟

پس از انقلاب زمستانی، نوبت باز به تولد تدریجی بهار می‌رسد. زندگی و مرگ در دایره‌ای بی‌پایان می‌چرخند. طبیعت، از ذره تا کهکشان و به رغم اختراعات و مداخلاتمان در آن، بر زندگیمان حکم می‌راند.

اما در تاریکترین شبها ما روشنایی را جشن می‌گیریم، از جمله: حنوکا، کریسمس، کُوآنزا، میدیاریم/دیگان، دُنگژی،  گُورو، جوناکنو، لُهری، شب چله، سَتورنالیا، مَکَره سَنکرَنتی. دور هم جمع می‌شویم تا تاریکی را بتارانیم و وابستگیمان را به روشنایی و آفتاب و آتشدان روزی‌بخش جشن بگیریم.

این دسامبر، گالری کوئین با آثار تجسمی منتخب داوران به سنتهای معنوی/ دینی/ فرهنگی مرتبط با انقلاب زمستانی می‌پردازد. از شما دعوت می‌کنیم تا برداشت خود را از آیین‌ها و جشنهای انقلاب زمستانی به دیگران بگویید.

ما نسخه‌ی Jpeg با کیفیت بالای همه‌ی آثاری را که اعیاد انقلاب زمستانی را به تصویر می‌کشند می‌پذیریم. مهلت ارسال تا ۳۰ سپتامبر ۲۰۱۲ است که هیئت داوران بهترین آثار را برخواهند گزید. شرح هنرمند بر اثرش و نسخه نهایی آثار منتخب باید تا ۸ نوامبر ۲۰۱۲ به دست ما برسد. هزینه‌ی شرکت اثر نخست در نمایشگاه ۴۰ دلار کانادا است به اضافه‌ی ۵ دلار برای هریک از آثار دیگر هنرمند. حداکثر ۳ اثر از هر هنرمند به نمایش گذاشته خواهدشد.  این مبلغ صرف تبلیغات و افتتاحیه خواهد شد. هنرمندان مسئول تحویل دادن و پس گرفتن آثار خودند.

ارسال آثار برای داوری دشوار نیست. کافی است نسخه‌ی Jpeg با کیفیت از ۵ اثر خود را به اضافه‌ی زندگی‌نامه‌ی مختصر هنری و شرحی بر اثرتان شامل نام، مدیوم و سایز، برای ما ایمیل  کنید.

لطفاً موارد زیر را نیز برای ما بنویسید:

۱. نامتان ( و اسم موسسه‌)

۲.اطلاعات تماس (تلفن ثابت، همراه، ایمیل)

۳. وبسایت

نشانی ایمیل ما: info@queengallery.ca

******هزینه‌ی شرکت در نمایشگاه بعد از انتخاب آثار دریافت خواهد شد.

بعد از اینکه اثرتان انتخاب شد لطفاً نسخه‌ی نهایی و قابل نمایش آن را (قاب شده) یا پنج شنبه  ۸ نوامبر ۲۰۱۲ از ساعت ۱:۳۰ بعد از ظهر تا ۸:۳۰ یا شنبه ۱۰ نوامبر از ساعت ۳:۳۰ بعد از ظهر تا ۶:۳۰ به گالری تحویل دهید. همچنین می‌توانید آثار خود را به نشانی گالری تا تاریخ ۱۰ نوامبر پست کنید.

نشانی گالری کوئین:

382 Queen Street East, Toronto, On, Canada

شرایط و تعهدات:

* همه‌ی آثار نمایشگاه آتش و نو شدن را هیئت داوران برمی‌گزینند.

* بدین وسیله تضمین می‌شود که هنرمندان مالک بی‌قید و شرط  آثار خود در این نمایشگاه‌اند و این آثار را تنها به قصد نمایش و فروش به گالری کوئین سپرده‌اند.

* هنرمندان باید آثار خود به اضافه‌ی نسخه‌ی امضا شده‌ی این قرارداد و هزینه‌ی شرکت در نمایشگاه را (اثر اول ۴۰ دلار کانادا هریک از آثار بعدی ۵ دلار کانادا، مجموعاً تا ۳ اثر)  در مهلت معین‌شده تحویل دهند.

* نام هنرمند، تاریخ، عنوان و مدیوم اثر باید خوانا بر پشت اثر نوشته شده باشد.

*همه‌ی آثار برای فروش ارائه خواهند شد.

* پنجاه درصد از قیمت اثر، در صورت فروش، حق کمیسیون گالری کوئین خواهد بود.

*هنرمندان موظفند آثار خود را از گالری در تاریخ ۱۵ ژانوییه‌ی ۲۰۱۳ از ۱۱:۳۰ صبح تا ۶:۳۰ بعد از ظهر تحویل بگیرند.  لطفاً اگر دیگری را برای دریافت مامور می‌کنید، پیشاپیش به ما اطلاع دهید.

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